The Fisherman of Newnham / On Rest

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Manuscript in pencil in Ivor Gurney's hand. Gurney mentions 'The Fisherman of Newnham' in a letter to H.N. Howells of 12 July 1918, dedicating the poem to his father. 'On Rest' was mentioned in a letter to Marion Scott of September 1918, and again in a letter to H.N. Howells of 21st June 1916. Both were included in 'War's Embers' (1919). Written while Gurney was a patient at Lord Derby's War Hospital being treated for...